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Grand jury indicts Shelby Dasher

Mar 1, 2012
Shelby Dasher, the woman charged with second degree murder of her 13-month-old son, Tyler Dasher.
(via St. Louis County Police Department)

A St. Louis County grand jury has indicted Shelby Dasher, ruling there is probable cause to try her for second-degree murder in the death of her 13-month-old son.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the grand jury handed up the indictment Wednesday. The attorney for Dasher has entered a not guilty plea on her behalf.

Attorney seeks end to murder charge in Dasher case

Feb 28, 2012
(via St. Louis County Police Department)

The attorney for the Affton woman accused of killing her 13-month-old son is seeking dismissal of the murder charge.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that public defender Tara Crane filed a motion Monday seeking dismissal of the second-degree murder charge against 20-year-old Shelby Dasher. Crane also asked for bail reduction if the murder charge is not dropped. Dasher has been jailed on $500,000 bond since Nov. 16.

Morning headlines: Friday, November 18, 2011

Nov 18, 2011
(via Facebook)

Services set for Tyler Dasher

Services are set for early next week for a 13-month-old suburban St. Louis boy who authorities say was fatally beaten by his mother.

Judge enters not guilty plea for dead Affton boy's mother

Nov 17, 2011
(via St. Louis County Police Department)

A St. Louis County judge has entered a not guilty plea on behalf of Shelby Dasher, the young mother accused of killing her 13-month-old son because he wouldn't stop crying.

The 20-year-old Dasher made a brief court appearance Thursday during which the judge also assigned the public defender's office to represent her.

Dasher was charged with second-degree murder on Wednesday, a day after she reported that her son, Tyler, was missing from his crib.

Affton mother charged with second degree murder of 13-month-old son

Nov 16, 2011
(via St. Louis County Police Department)

Update 5:26 p.m. (adds more information, replaces 3:27 p.m. update):

Just a little over 24 hours after reporting her son missing an Affton woman has been charged in the child’s death.

Twenty-year-old Shelby Dasher faces a second-degree murder charge.

She’s accused of killing her 13-month-old son Tyler Dasher, then disposing of his body near a cemetery.

St. Louis County Police chief Tim Fitch says skilled investigators and interviewers helped bring the case to a head quickly.

“One of our first supervisors on the scene yesterday was a very experienced lieutenant who used to for most of his career handle child abuse cases,” Fitch said. “So he recognized rather quickly that this wasn’t just a missing person. That there was a lot more to this than just a baby missing out of his bed.”

Morning headlines: Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Nov 16, 2011
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One person in custody in connection to 1-year-old Tyler Dasher's murder

St. Louis County police detectives have taken one person into custody in connection to the death of 1-year-old Tyler Dasher. The death has been ruled a homicide. St. Louis County spokesman Rick Eckhard says the person has not yet been formally booked or processed.